Exchange opportunities

Why study abroad? 

The School of Social Sciences provides those students on eligible courses with the opportunity to visit and study in another country through its range of international opportunities such as the Erasmus+ scheme and the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP). 

Depending on your course you may be able to study at one of our partner universities for either an academic year or the second half of your second year.

Key benefits

  • Enhance your CV
  • Develop your independence
  • Experience a new culture
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Add value to your degree
  • Learn a new language
  • Build your professional networks
  • Broaden your perspective
  • Differentiate yourself

See where you could go.

Will I study in English?

All of our exchange partners offer modules taught in English, including European partners.

When do I need to decide?

Early in your first year you’ll be invited to attend a briefing about the benefits of studying abroad, how to apply and how to make the most of your time abroad. You will also receive email updates about the availability of places. We have designated administrative staff to assist with exchange enquiries.

What other costs are involved?

Tuition fees will vary depending on the study abroad scheme that you join. Find out more.

You will be required to pay for your flight, accommodation, medical and travel insurance, any visa fees and living costs while on international exchange.

Students who take part in the international exchange semester are eligible to receive their maintenance loan / grant from their national student finance service as usual, and may also be eligible for a travel grant. In addition, students studying within the European Union may be supported by an Erasmus+ mobility grant to subsidise their living costs while on exchange.

If you need to apply for a student visa you will also need to provide proof of your ability to support yourself financially during the exchange. NTU can provide guidance when you apply for your visa.

Is there any funding available?

A number of funding opportunities may be available to you in order to help with the costs. The University also offers a range of travel scholarships.

Find out more.


This opportunity will allow you to study for half a year at one of a range of foreign institutions. You will complete your first year as normal and then progress to the second year where you will study at NTU for the first term. Then in January or February you will travel abroad to a European University until May or June. Your final year would then be completed at NTU.

Most students taking part in an Erasmus study period are eligible to receive an Erasmus+ grant to assist with the additional expenditure incurred through living abroad.

Study abroad opportunities in Psychology

Students studying on a full-time, three-year undergraduate Psychology course on the City Campus may have the opportunity to study abroad between Year Two and the final year of the course. This would involve studying at one of our partner institutions for a full year, therefore extending the course length to four years.

International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP)

Whether it is for one year, or over the summer, ISEP offers you the chance to study abroad in a range of countries around the globe. The ISEP network includes a wide range of partner institutions, including some in the United States. ISEP fees are based on the cost of living and tuition at NTU, and they cover tuition, housing, food, pre-departure orientation, arrival orientation, and general student services.

International summer schools

Summer school opportunities at NTU partner university summer schools are a great way to study a specialised subject area with a very diverse group of students, allowing you to gain an edge within your discipline and stand out from others. These programmes have a solid cultural agenda that will enable you to discover and understand a new culture. Our summer schools are held in a variety of locations, and are available on most of our courses.

Study abroad in a European City
Study abroad in a European City
Study abroad in a European City